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Fundraising for American Lung Association in Honor of Gin Goon
Every year during the month of May, CMCNY is doing fundraising to American Lung Association in honor of the late co-founder Gin Goon. Gin was an enthusiastic hiker and had influenced many of us to become long distance hikers. Unfortunately lung cancer took his life about 10 years ago. This also reminds us that lung cancer can strike on a person who has never smoke or drink.
This year, the fundraising event will be kicked off by Gin's Hike on 4/26/2014. Long distance hikers, who have been training in the last three months, will challenge their best in hiking skills and physical endurance by hiking the difficult 26 miles in one day. There are also the two supportive medium and short distance hikes to cheer these prestigious hikers. You can support these Gin's hike challengers by joining the shorter hikes and by making a donation to the American Lung Association in honor of Gin Goon. CMCNY will collect the donations and send them as a pool to American Lung Association. The donation will best be made by a check to "American Lung Association" and your contribution is tax deductible. You can either mail the contribution to CMCNY, PO Box 295, New York, NY 10163 or give it to any of our trip leaders before the end of May.
Saturday 4/26/2014 - Fund Raising Hikes for the American Lung Association (ALA)
***if rains, itíll be on Sunday, 4/27/14***
CMCNY will sponsor $10 donation to ALA for each person doing the Gin\'s 26-mile hike. Additional donation will be collected during the hikes and forwarded to ALA as a pool in memory of Gin Goon.
Leaders: -- Click to sign on the activity
Saturday 4/26/2014 - Ginís 26 Mile Day Hike / Level F
Harriman State Park, NY
Our annual 26-miles day hike, in memory of Gin Goon, the co-founder of CMCNY who passed away in Oct. 2003, this hike has been renamed to ďGinís 26 Miles Day HikeĒ to honor him. Gin had started the 26 miles day hike. Since then, the hike has become a challenge hike for long distance hikers. The hike is strenuous with different terrain conditions. Experienced hikers only! Contact leaders for additional information.
Meeting Time/Place: 6:00 AM at Tuxedo Park Commuter Parking
Leaders: Tony Shu/George Li -- Click to sign on the activity
Saturday 4/26/2014 - 15 Mile Day Hike / Level E
Tuxedo Park/ Big Hill Shelter Loop
This is a shorter version of 26-mile hike. We start at the same place in Tuxedo Park, hike 15 miles and try to finish just ahead of 26-mile marathoners to welcome them back. We welcome everyone to join. Prepare for a good pace hike.
Meeting Time/Place: 8:00 AM at Tuxedo Park Commuter Parking
Leaders: Nancy Liang/Ada Jow -- Click to sign on the activity
Saturday 4/26/2014 - 6 Mile Day Hike / Level B
Three Reservoirs / TMI Loop
This is a short hike to support the Gin\'s Hike. Starting at parking lot off Rte 106, at the foothill of the Jackie Jones Mountain, follow the S-BM (yellow) trail for about half a mile. Then turn left to the unmarked road to visit the three reservoirs. Follow the unmarked trail to TMI. Then catch the Breakneck Mtn trail and the S-BM trail back to the parking lot. Meet the 26 mile hikers on the way and cheer them up.
Meeting Time / Place: 9:15 AM at the trail head or 8:00 at the carpool pickup locations
Leaders: Bounla Sayarath (Bobo)/Leo Ngan -- Click to sign on the activity
Saturday 5/3/2014 - 6 & 9 Miles Day Hikes / Levels B & C
Lake Askoti West Ė Lemon Squeezer Loop, Harriman State Park
Starting from Lake Askoti, follow the ASB (red) trail to Time Square then to Lemon Squeezer. Have lunch by the beautiful Island Pond. Return by the Dunning (yellow) trail. The C level hikers can extend the hike to Elk Pen in the morning and to Black Rock in the afternoon .
Meeting Time/Place: 9:00AM at trailhead
Leaders: Steve Huang/Rwei Su -- Click to sign on the activity
Saturday 5/3/2014 - 30 Miles Day Biking/ Level C
Bayville to Oyster Bay, LI
Starting from the IU Willet MS, bike on country roads to Oyster Bay. Visit Sagamore Hill, Roosevelt Memorial Sanctuary, Planting Fields Arboretum and many gorgeous estates on the way. Expect some busy traffics and hills on the road.
Meeting Time/Place: Contact leaders for details
Leaders: Nancy Liang/Steve Chan -- Click to sign on the activity
Saturday 5/10/2014 - 5 Miles Family Hike/ Levels A & B
Fort Montgomery and Bear Mountain
This is a family outing suitable for all ages. Starting from Fort Montgomery, follow the blue marker to Bear Mtn Bridge. Then change to follow the AT trail to Perkins Tower. Continue to follow AT to come down Bear Mtn then change to the Yellow trail to the Hessian Lake. For a more leisurely walk, there is a path around the lake, the zoo, the mineral museum and Fort Montgomery Historical Site.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:30AM at Fort Montgomery Trail head
Leaders: Helen Huang/Henry Jiang -- Click to sign on the activity
Saturday 5/10/2014 - 7 & 12 Miles Day Hike/ C & E levels
Timp Torne/ Bear Mountain Loop
Starting from the Anthony Wayne Rec. area at exit 17 of PIP, hike up West Mtn via the Timp Torne (blue) trail. Then change to the AT (white) trail to go up Bear Mtn to the Perkins Tower. Come down the mountain via Major Welch Trail (red) to the lake for lunch. After lunch, follow the yellow trail to West Mtn and back to the parking lot. The shorter hike follows various short cuts to avoid the hills.
Meeting Time/Place: 9:15 AM at the trailhead
Leaders: Chung Leung/Tony Shu -- Click to sign on the activity
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2013 July - 10 Days Trip to Washington State, photos by Wendy Zhou
08/24/2013 - Bearfort Mountain, NJ, photos by Rose Liu
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07/20/2013 - Summer Get-together BBQ, Rockland Lake State Park, NY, photos by Ellen Guan
06/15/2013 - Hook Mountain, Rockland, NY, photos by Rose Liu
06/01/2013 - Spring Trail Maintenance (Shore Path), photos by Rose Liu
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article by Chi Chan
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2/25/2012 - Novin Green State Forest, photos by Rose Liu
CMCNY Mailing Address:
PO BOX 295
New York, NY 10163
How to sign on the Activity?
- Via On-line Registration:
- Via e-mail: Members or non-members to email trip leaders by clicking on the names of trip leaders of a specific activity.
Note: Registration is closed at 6PM on Thursday.
When register, please provide the following information:
1. Date and description of activity.
2. Your full name and contact info (phone number and e-mail address).
3. Name(s) of person(s) joining the trip.
4. Your current membership status.
5. If you need carpool, please indicate your location.
6. If you drive, can you provide carpool for others?
Our day hikes are rated from Level A to Level F. Level A being the earliest; Lever D and above are for experience hikers only. Please contact leader if you are uncertain about what level of hiking activity should you participate. Click here to see CMCNY Hiking Rating System.
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